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post #4126 of 4542
-Grado 225i. Only gets occasional use but is still first.
-Beyerdynamic T50P. I got it used for less than half the price of the T51P.
-Yamaha EPH-100
-Audio Technica ATH-PRO500MK2. Since I broke my Koss PRODJ200,these have been delegated for home use.
-Koss HV/1
post #4127 of 4542

My previous rankings are here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/109756/rank-the-headphones-that-you-own/4065#post_10465058
 

I got the TH900s recently and figured it's time to update the list.


Overall ranking
1 Fostex TH900

2 Shure SRH1540
3 Sennheiser HD650
4 Sennheiser HD590
5 Sennheiser HD598
6 Denon AH-D600
 
PC Gaming
1 HD590 (the sound is very similar the HD598 but much more comfortable)
2 HD598 (I prefer the forward sound to the 1540 or 900)

3 HD650

4 SRH1540 (I haven't figured out why I like the 1540s over the TH900s yet for gaming)

5 TH900

6 D600
 
Movies

1 TH900

2 SRH1540

3 D600

4 HD650
5 HD598/HD590
 
EDM

1 TH900 (an easy victory over the others)

2 D600
3 SRH1540
4 HD650
5 HD598/HD590
 
Rock/Alternative/Punk

1 TH900 (the bass can be a tad heavier than I like in certain songs but the clarity and details really put it over the 1540s)

2 SRH1540 (The bass drum is punchier than on the HD-650's which helps me get more immersed in the song)
3 HD650
4 HD598/HD590
5 D600
 
Rap/R&B

1 TH900

2 SRH1540 (close to the DT880 for this type of music but the bass has a tad more punch)
3 D600
4 HD650
5 HD598/HD590


Edited by Byrnie - 5/26/14 at 5:32pm
post #4128 of 4542

1. JVC DX1000

2. Audeze LCD2 Rev 2 (non fazor 2012 model)

3. Alpha Dog

4. Ultrasone Signature DJ

5. Sennheiser HD650

6. Fostex TH600

7. Audio Technica W1000X

8. Bushmills Grado

 

Based on how much time I spend with each.

post #4129 of 4542
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Originally Posted by UNIFi View Post
 

1. JVC DX1000

2. Audeze LCD2 Rev 2 (non fazor 2012 model)

3. Alpha Dog

4. Ultrasone Signature DJ

5. Sennheiser HD650

6. Fostex TH600

7. Audio Technica W1000X

8. Bushmills Grado

 

Based on how much time I spend with each.


o_O JVC DX1000s topped all that? I must know more.

post #4130 of 4542
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by UNIFi View Post
 

1. JVC DX1000

2. Audeze LCD2 Rev 2 (non fazor 2012 model)

3. Alpha Dog

4. Ultrasone Signature DJ

5. Sennheiser HD650

6. Fostex TH600

7. Audio Technica W1000X

8. Bushmills Grado

 

Based on how much time I spend with each.


o_O JVC DX1000s topped all that? I must know more.

He said he ranked them based on how much time he spends with them, so obviously he's a basshead. The DX1000 is supposed to have the most intense bass of any headphone. 

 

Comparatively, the TH600's bass is pretty weak, Grados are bassless, ATs aren't much less so, the Sig DJ is a bass monster... etc.

post #4131 of 4542
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post
 

He said he ranked them based on how much time he spends with them, so obviously he's a basshead. The DX1000 is supposed to have the most intense bass of any headphone. 

 

Comparatively, the TH600's bass is pretty weak, Grados are bassless, ATs aren't much less so, the Sig DJ is a bass monster... etc.

 

I was puzzled too, and that's a sensible explanation.

 

(While we're on the subject of bassheads, "treblehead" doesn't really roll off the tongue. May I suggest brighthead?)

post #4132 of 4542
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

(While we're on the subject of bassheads, "treblehead" doesn't really roll off the tongue. May I suggest brighthead?)

I don't know, to me brightness is more than just a description of the frequency response, it also indicates peaks, resonances, distortion, and other treble problems. Like, my DR-Z7 is extremely treble happy but its not harsh or bright sounding in any way, while my SA3000, RP18, TH600, etc were all incredibly harsh, distorted, and bright sounding up top.

 

I've stopped using the term bright because every single headphone I've used that people call "bright" often simply have bad treble instead of actually having high frequency emphasis.

post #4133 of 4542
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

He said he ranked them based on how much time he spends with them, so obviously he's a basshead. The DX1000 is supposed to have the most intense bass of any headphone. 

Comparatively, the TH600's bass is pretty weak, Grados are bassless, ATs aren't much less so, the Sig DJ is a bass monster... etc.


Hahaha, the DX1000 bass is not close to being the most intense of any phone, the JVC SZ2000 would be the one you are thinking of. The DX1000 has well extended bass, but it is not even more in quantity than the TH600, while also having rather emphasized midrange. The treble isn't too rolled either. The signature DJ bass is strong, but not much stronger than a TH600 either. I consider the TH600 bass strong, Sennheisers, Grades etc are not bass less either in my view. I wouldn't define myself as a basshead, I do enjoy less bassy cans like the MS Pro HD800 and T1 and as an overall can if i owned one I'd probably find myself listening to a HD800 almost the most. I put more emphasis on overall sq than anything.

Heres the only dx1000 measurement there seems to be on the web

The DX1000 is just a very good closed can that I feel suits me the most, especially is euphoric midrange and huge sound staging.

Putting the DX1000 over other high end cans is not unusual, there is a lcd2 vs Dx1000 thread with a poll, the DX1000 out voted them. Of course the DX1000 would be one of the most unknown closed high end cans, kind of like how the FAD PH IV has been flying under the radar. I'm not sure some people who might end up popping up in this thread would know what the DX1000 is without a Google search.
Edited by UNIFi - 5/16/14 at 6:26pm
post #4134 of 4542

I owned the DX1000, wasn't my cup of tea. I liked the Denon AH-D2000 better.

post #4135 of 4542
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Originally Posted by UNIFi View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

He said he ranked them based on how much time he spends with them, so obviously he's a basshead. The DX1000 is supposed to have the most intense bass of any headphone. 

Comparatively, the TH600's bass is pretty weak, Grados are bassless, ATs aren't much less so, the Sig DJ is a bass monster... etc.


Hahaha, the DX1000 bass is not close to being the most intense of any phone, the JVC SZ2000 would be the one you are thinking of. The DX1000 has well extended bass, but it is not even more in quantity than the TH600, while also having rather emphasized midrange. The treble isn't too rolled either. The signature DJ bass is strong, but not much stronger than a TH600 either. I consider the TH600 bass strong, Sennheisers, Grades etc are not bass less either in my view. I wouldn't define myself as a basshead, I do enjoy less bassy cans like the MS Pro HD800 and T1 and as an overall can if i owned one I'd probably find myself listening to a HD800 almost the most. I put more emphasis on overall sq than anything.

Heres the only dx1000 measurement there seems to be on the web

The DX1000 is just a very good closed can that I feel suits me the most, especially is euphoric midrange and huge sound staging.

Putting the DX1000 over other high end cans is not unusual, there is a lcd2 vs Dx1000 thread with a poll, the DX1000 out voted them. Of course the DX1000 would be one of the most unknown closed high end cans, kind of like how the FAD PH IV has been flying under the radar. I'm not sure some people who might end up popping up in this thread would know what the DX1000 is without a Google search.

Bass impact is a direct function of driver excursion and bass extension. Amplitude has absolutely nothing to do with it whatsoever. 

 

Have you even heard the TH600? Its bass is (measurably) very deep and very loud but its an absolute wuss when it comes to slam and power. My Z7 is treble-happy as hell and a lot less emphasized than the TH600 down low but it still manages to provide the most heavy and intense bass impact of all of my headphones and all of the headphones I've ever heard. Here's its (uncompensated) FR:

 

 

Grados and (most) sennheisers are also measurably bassless; what you're hearing are lower mids. And the Pandora Hope IV is going under the radar because Final isn't well known and their previous headphone was a disaster.


Edited by takato14 - 5/16/14 at 10:43pm
post #4136 of 4542

I own the TH600... not sure I'm the one who should be questioned about not hearing a headphone, it appears you haven't heard the DX1000 and desire to comment like an expert. Something you've done in the past If I recall.

 

 

The impact of the DX1000, TH600 are not huge. The Signature DJ impacts more. The TH600 has more audible bass quantity, but like you say less impact. The TH600 bass is more impactful compared to most of the other ones in my list - again compared to those on my list. The DX1000 is no where near the most intense bass impact nor does it have the most quantity going around.


Edited by UNIFi - 5/16/14 at 11:38pm
post #4137 of 4542

Some mid-fi cans I have right now (I still have my main stratospheric-tier flagship but use it very rarely since I don't want to put too many miles on them):

 

1. HD 600

2. Denon AH-D2000

3. ATH-W1000X (Stock)

100. Fostex TH-600

 

Back over a year ago I preferred W1000Xs with J$ Beyerdynamic pads over the HD 600 and 650.


Edited by 3X0 - 5/16/14 at 11:49pm
post #4138 of 4542

Geez guys, all I did was ask why the JVC DX1000 was at the top. I haven't heard of that particular headphone (not that I know each one by heart).

post #4139 of 4542

Here's mine:

 

1. HD800

2. T1

3. Q701

 

lol that was easy..

post #4140 of 4542
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Here's mine:

 

1. HD800

2. T1

3. Q701

 

lol that was easy..


More like 300ohm.

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